Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: best sub $50 cards




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    43

    Default

    I know most can't handle UT2k3 or beat a high end card, what is the best sub $50 card there? Period.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    are you refering to video cards, or something else?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    154

    Default

    go for an MX440, cheap yet OK to play most games 1024 x 768 Medium Quality if u have a decentish system . It would be OK with UT 2K3 at this setting also, cos the game really has a wonderfully efficient graphics engine, they sell it for 350,000USD, no kidding. :wow:
    Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop
    p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    43

    Default

    thanks. Would I go horribly wrong buying a 4x agp mx440 instead of an 8x?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    depends on if your mobo supports 8x or not ;) ....but with that card I doubt it will make much difference anyway, so just save yourself a few bucks and get the 4x variety
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Not really as 8X AGP motherboards will handle 4X AGP cards and visually ya won't notice any difference, only graphic benchtests will show that.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    106

    Default

    well, you could check out pricewatch if you live in the US. you could go for a radeon 7500 or a gf4 MX 440 4x agp 128mbs. the radeon 7500 is pretty good, i used 2 run ut2k3 on it and it was allright,and some other games.
    My rig:
    amd athlon xp 2500+ barton core @2.16GHZ (180mhz 12x)
    cooler master x-dream(with cooler master high performance thermal compound)
    mobo: asus a7n8x deluxe
    512mb of ddr pc-3200
    radeon 9500 pro
    pctv tuner card
    antec 5.1 speakers
    antec case with 5 80mm fans
    430 watts psu
    15" monitor @ 1024*768 32bit 70hz
    48x cd-rom, 52x24x52x cdrw
    2x 160gbs 7200 rpm 8mb buffer maxtor hdd
    win xp pro with sp1a
    all drivers updated

    "They say that when you run a Microsoft CD backwards you can hear demonic voices... But that's nothing - When you run it forwards it installs Windows"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    311

    Default

    You can pick up a GeForce 4 MX440 SE w/ 128 MB RAM for about 30 bucks from Fry's with a rebate. We had to get one for my sisters comp, and it works great, especially for just 30 bucks :) :)
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •